Mar 242012

In 2008 the Maryland State Police – or at least its troopers – shared their opinions of anti-abortion protestors in Harford County. They indicated a willingness to get the protesters out of the county, and demonstrated this by expressing that some of the protesters could “rot” (in a jail cell.)

What the protesters were doing was perfectly legal, and any disruptions to traffic in the area was shown to have come from other citizens pushing back against the otherwise peaceful rally. The price of those troopers sharing such unvarnished opinions was $385,000, which is the amount of the settlement paid to the protesters who filed suit.

 Posted by at 6:28 pm on March 24, 2012